May 12, 2021

Taylor Fritz: I want to be like Roddick

American tennis player Taylor Fritz commented on the victory in the final tournament in Eastbourne.

“This is incredible, I can not believe that to win. I am still trying to realize this fact. I dreamed of a title since my first final – I was 18 then. The gap was very long, but now I’m happy. The tournament was difficult Today I had to show my best tennis. Sam has not played for a long time, so I congratulate him on reaching the final. At Wimbledon, he can ignite, as usual. I hope that I will continue to progress. I would like to focus on Roddick.

Victory is an incredible feeling, I can not describe it. I waited for this title for a very long time, more than three years. Now I’m happy with everything.

After the winning ace, I threw the racket, because there were too many emotions in my head. After such a match you, of course, will be nervous, but I tried to just not think about anything and control emotions. After that filing it all broke out.

I know Querrey well, but it’s nice to play with him. We have met many times, and I have become accustomed to opposing other Americans. It is inconvenient that we know each other’s strengths, but today I coped with it.

Frances Tiafo and Reilly Opelka already took their titles, but I did not feel any pressure. Although, of course, I wanted to enter their club and also to win somewhere. It’s nice that I achieved this goal.

In 2016, I was the 53rd racket of the world, but fell out of a hundred. During these three years I had to work very hard. At the end of 2016, I treated my body incorrectly, continuing to play with injury. Because of this, the return was delayed – I just watched the body, not wanting to push too much. But since last year I have been following myself and trying to stay healthy. There are some problems with the ankle, but everything is under control. I work hard and train hard.

My biggest goal was to win the tournament, I also wanted to finish the year in the Top 100 and get into the crop on the Australian Open. Now I just want to play at a normal level and, maybe, compete for the Top-20 by the end of the season, ”the Tour press service quotes Fritz.

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